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Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Just down the street is the west entrance to Yellowstone, but the only "bear" we saw was the one peeking in our window when we checked in. The Kelly Inn has adorable bear wood carvings scattered outside the hotel, and some even "peek" in the guest rooms. How cute!
After a long drive from Utah, we found check in quick and friendly. Our third floor room (no pets allowed on the third floor) was very spacious and comfortable, with two queen beds, a couch, table and chairs, refrigerator and microwave, plus a coffeepot, although coffee was also available in the lobby.
We traveled in spring, and felt like we had the place to ourselves. Checked in and immediately headed to the park. It is about thirty miles to Old Faithful.
In the morning, breakfast was included. It was not the best, but it is complimentary. If you need more, there is a McDonad's adjacent to the property.
A very enjoyable stay, I would certainly stay here again when visiting the Yellowstone area.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for submitting your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope the ongoing remodel wasn't too much of an inconvenience while you were here. We're sorry that our expanded summer breakfast offering was slightly delayed due to the remodel and wasn't in place during your stay. Now that we have more of our rooms back in service we are back to our regular summer offerings. Were glad to hear that you would stay with us again and hope to see you again next Spring.

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Reviewed May 2, 2012

We travel often to West Yellowstone. Have never stayed at the Kelly in until this last visit. This is the only place we will stay in all future visits. Very clean, and inviting. I am fussy about clean rooms and their rooms exceeded my expectations. Rustic decor is just perfect. The managers and staff are first rate. They couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. This is the place to go for memorable vacation. Pamper yourself and stay with Kelly Inn.

Room Tip: They don't have bad rooms. LOVED the fact they lock the laundry room and vending off at 10:00 PM...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you chose to finally give us a try this year. We will strive to always exceed your expectations to continue to earn your future business. Thank you for being so understanding with all of the remodel construction underway during your visit. We all enjoyed getting to meet you and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Very country style decor, but nice cozy rooms. Suited us for our two night stay - we snow mobiled during the day, so it was really just somewhere for us to rest our weiry bodies at the end of the day.
Good value for money with friendly ladies on reception.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2012

Thank you for submitting your review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We began a remodel shortly after you were here that you might enjoy on your next visit. We stoned the breakfast room fireplace wall, added a rustic bench and bar for more seating and installed new tile floors with animal trails through the hotel. We also replaced the furniture in every room with new rustic cedar log lodge style furniture to enhance our "Yellowstone" look. We hope that you will enjoy these changes on your next visit.

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

I have stayed here on three different occassions in the month of September. The best time to go. Weather is great and park is not crowded. Rooms are very nice, big and clean. Decor is very nature oriented. Will always stay at Kelly Inn in West Yellowstone. You can also walk rigth across the street to main street, through the parking lot to McDonalds and the the bear park. GREAT!

Room Tip: We had four adults stay in one room with two king best. More than enough room.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2012

Thank you for your comments. As locals, we agree that fall is a wonderful time to visit Yellowstone. It is the season that many experienced return visitors choose after the summer crowds have diminished. However, if you have never been on a snowmobile in West Yellowstone in winter we suggest you give it a try. It is a beautiful view of Yellowstone that everyone should get to experience at least once. Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We hope to see you often.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

HePanther says: Took our two boys to Yellowstone for the first time and had a great time. Stayed two nights over a weekend and since this hotel was located almost right in front of the park entrance we were able to pack in a lot of fun. The sheets on these beds were fantastic and the beds were really, really comfortable for being just a average hotel. The pool was in good shape and the boys loved it as well. Outside and around the hotel there are decorative bear carvings, some of them life size, that made it fun as well. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Seemed a little pricey but I guess West Yellowstone has the demand so oh well. From what we saw around town this seemed like the nicest place around we will probably be back. There is a museum attraction and bear exhibit right across the street and an espresso shop close as well.

Room Tip: Any will do, not sure there is much of a difference since the views are all pretty similar it seemed...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

Now that you have had the opportunity to visit West Yellowstone for the first time we hope to see you more often. You're not very far away and I'm sure the boys would love to explore the park in summer and enjoy the snow in winter. We can always find a Utah neighbor a room at our place. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the room but we would love for you to you see what we're up to next. We're trying to take the "average hotel" to another level. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is a clean & well-run place to be in the heart of West Yellowstone. I like it because it is not in the heart of the small town on Madison, Firehole or Yellowstone Ave....but just one long block from the clatter those streets seem to generate.

Good pillows and mattress. Seemed like a new flatscreen very large TV.

Spotless and close to the Park entrance.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask if a group is scheduled and be mindful that groups can be excessively noisy. Obvious...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to submit your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our new pillow top beds and our new 37 inch LCD TVs. We hope that you will have the opportunity to return again and experience our next round of improvements. We have just begun a new remodel of our breakfast room and are anxiously awaiting our new rustic lodge furniture that we will have installed in every room by the end of May. We hope to have updated images of our new rooms on our web site by summer so you can get a preview of what to expect on your next visit. Thanks again for giving us a chance to serve you.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I reserved the room with the jacuzzi tub thinking it would be a little more upscale then it was. The bathroom had older tile but the tub itself was very nice. The Simmons Beauty Rest mattress was amazing. The furnishings in the room were in nice new condition and worked well, except the hinge on the large flat screen TV was permantly angled slightly down, which just took some getting used to. Cute rustic furnishings and the carpet looked new. Clean linens and drapes. Within easy walking distance of downtown, even with tons of snow! The Grizzly and Bear Discovery Center is just across the street. My truck got stuck in the snow and their polite staff helped us out. Kind and courtesy front desk staff, too. The pool room was nice and open. If I remember correctly the pool was only about 5 feet deep at the deepest, large jacuzzi in the indoor pool area as well. I attempted the dry sauna but it was taking quite a while to heat up and abandoned the prospect. Standard continental breakfast. The only warm food items were the hot cakes from the pancake machine , anything you toasted and the coffee. Very enjoyable stay, good value for the price. Will stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Don and Sally H, General Manager at Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit and for submitting your review. In regards to our breakfast offering, we also offer biscuits and hot sausage gravy in addition to our hot pancake machine continuously all year. We're sorry if you were not made aware of it. Based on your comment we will make a larger sign to make it more visible. We also offer two kinds of hot omelets and link sausage during the busier holiday weekends and summer months but not during the slower winter season. We're sorry to hear that you had trouble adjusting the TV hinge. It actually does pivot up and down but with our new heavier 37 inch LCD TVs we have to keep the bolts tight. If moved around too much the bolt can become loose letting the weight cause it to tilt downward. Thanks for letting us know so we can check it out and adjust it. We're glad to hear that you would stay with us again and hope to see you again next year.

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Address: 104 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9556
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Location: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in West Yellowstone
#6 Family Hotel in West Yellowstone
Price Range: $92 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kelly Inn West Yellowstone 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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